Wait, what? Yes, you may be surprised to learn that the majority of condoms available on the market are produced using the animal product casein. Casein, a highly profitable byproduct of dairy farming, is the principal protein in milk, and it finds its way into all sorts of places one would never expect. Case in point… As […] Read more
By genus, dogs are classified as carnivorous, but metabolically, they are actually omnivorous. This means that their nutritional requirements can be adequately met with a plant-based diet.
Down is designed to help keep waterfowl warm, but it is now commonly used and promoted as a “natural” stuffing for warm clothing and bedding for humans instead.
Gentle World volunteers frequently receive inquiries from vegans looking for reliable information about feeding a healthy, nutritious plant-based diet to their companion animals.
During the past decade, the popularity of super foods has been growing, as more and more people are looking for ways to combat the effects of our increasingly toxic environment, bad diet habits, unhealthy lifestyle choices and the stress of modern living. Of course, for us vegans, the first question is whether or not the […] Read more
We recently received some samples from Morrocco Method Products, a hair care company that specializes in natural vegan products for skin and hair, as well as chemical-free shampoos and conditioners for cats, dogs and horses. “Through over 40 years of experience in the holistic hair care industry, here at Morrocco Method, we offer you the […] Read more
Some dogs have a problem with dental tartar, and our rescued boy is one of them. Over the past couple of years, we’ve had to adopt a rigorous dental cleaning regimen for Valiant, because otherwise his teeth become quickly covered in plaque that is a nightmare to remove. In addition to snacks of crunchy kibble, […] Read more
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what could be a better excuse for indulging in a little chocolate therapy with a beloved friend? (Or alone, for that matter – there’s less chocolate competition that way.) Nowadays, the range of vegan chocolate treats is so extensive it’s enough to make a person wish she could just […] Read more
Unlike some animal ingredients, leather can usually be spotted quickly, but since it’s also so ubiquitous it can just as easily be overlooked. You’ll find leather in clothing and personal accessory items, like shoes, belts, gloves, and handbags. It can show up unexpectedly on some of these items, such as in the case of leather […] Read more
While some vegan milks (such as soy) have a flavor similar to cow’s milk, others (like coconut and hazelnut) offer a new perspective on how tasty plant-based milks can be. Whether added to cereals or smoothies or enjoyed on their own, non-dairy plant based milks can be bought unfortified, or fortified with important minerals and vitamins such as […] Read more